Special measures 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2874
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Government has announced that local authorities which decide fewer than half of applications on time will be put into special measures under which decisions can be taken by secretary of state or planning inspectorate instead of the local authority. Based on statistics over the past four quarters, how many London boroughs would be subjected to special measures?

Answer

Answer for Special measures 2

Answer for Special measures 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Statistics are not currently to hand in the form you request. However, data for the 24 months to January 2015 published in Planning Resource suggests that LB Merton may be beneath the 50% threshold proposed by government in its draft revised criteria for assessing local planning authority performance.